University of Connecticut, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences-496955 [#23495, 496955]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Audiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences / audiology
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/10/28, finished 2023/06/14)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The University of Connecticut seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS). The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor and will be expected to lead an active research program in hearing or vestibular sciences related to normal or disordered function, to teach courses in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and to contribute to service duties at the Department and University level. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose professional activities enhance our department’s commitment to community engagement and diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in speech, language, and hearing research and services. 

The SLHS Department is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Its primary missions are to conduct and disseminate high-quality basic, translational, and applied research in the speech, language, and hearing sciences; to educate and support graduate students and postdocs in becoming highly qualified, ethical, and discerning researchers, clinical practitioners, and other professionals in SLHS; and to prepare undergraduate students for graduate study in SLHS with a strong and comprehensive foundational curriculum. SLHS offers CAA-accredited clinical graduate training programs in audiology (Au.D.) and speech language pathology (M.A.), an undergraduate major (B.A.), and research intensive (Ph.D.) program. It is home to the UConn Speech and Hearing Clinic, a full-service healthcare facility offering audiology and speech language pathology services to the community, from infants to adults. The Department is a key contributor to the UConn Cognitive Sciences Program and the Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Department faculty are involved in interdisciplinary research and interprofessional education with the Brain Imaging Research Center on the Storrs campus and collaborate with external partners including Haskins Laboratory in New Haven, CT, the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, CT, and with UConn Health in Farmington, CT. Faculty research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and various foundations and industry partners.   

Applicants are expected to develop an active research program and the ability to engage effectively in a community of faculty colleagues, students, and staff by fostering inclusion and equity, developing faculty and student scholarship, and advancing innovative programming and professional opportunities.  

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • Ph.D. or Sc.D. in SLHS or a related field or international equivalent by appointment start date. 
  • A record of quality research in hearing and/or vestibular sciences, including the potential to develop and operate an externally funded research program. 
  • Commitment to the clinical mission of the Department.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in the profession, in academia, and in the community.  
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 


This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials: 

  • Cover Letter 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Record of scholarship statement (a statement summarizing the candidate’s history of accomplishments in research and mentorship, and future research and mentorship goals; 1-2 pages)  
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.; 1-2 pages) 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and interest (1-2 pages) 
  • At least three letters of reference 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but applications received by January 1, 2023 will receive full consideration. For more information regarding the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences please visit the Department's website at 

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.  

The position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.  

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Connecticut
850 Bolton Road, Unit 1085
Storrs, CT 06269-1085